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Jada Pinkett Smith calls Tupac biopic ‘deeply hurtful’

NEW YORK (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith is calling the Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me" ''deeply hurtful" for its portrayal of her...

Netflix theater debate hits S. Korea as ‘Okja’ boycott looms

BY YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho has an answer to where the controversy over the theatrical releases...

Al Pacino to star as Penn State’s Joe Paterno in HBO...

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Pacino will star as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO biopic directed by...

Lebanese ministry calls for ban of Wonder Woman movie

BY SARAH EL DEEB BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's ministry of economy is seeking to ban the 2017 Wonder Woman movie because its lead actress...

Robert De Niro: Once inspiring, US now tragic dumb comedy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Robert De Niro says that "in movie terms," the country was once "an inspiring uplifting drama" but now has turned...

We’ll always have Van Nuys: Hangar from ‘Casablanca’ saved

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The airport hangar facade from the opening scene of "Casablanca" has found a home a decade after being saved from...

Standing Rock film festival centers around pipeline protest

BY BLAKE NICHOLSON BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A film festival on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation aims to bolster the anti-pipeline movement that blossomed...

How Hollywood is giving its biggest stars digital facelifts

BY LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp is 53 years old but he doesn't look a day over 26 in the new...

Soderbergh says filming ‘Logan Lucky’ made him a NASCAR fan

BY STEVE REED CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Steven Soderbergh was never a big NASCAR fan despite growing up in the South. But the Academy Award...

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ tops box office, ‘Baywatch’ sinks

BY LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead...

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Massive overhaul coming for Colonial and I-75

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Red snapper season extended to September

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Attack on lawmakers stirs memories of Giffords shooting

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Cosby tweets thanks, defense demands mistrial over impasse

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby thanked his fans and supporters on Friday as a jury deliberated sexual...